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Mar 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
of america here. here in this case is north korea. kim is the new dictator, kim jong-un. his other hobbies include testing nuclear weapons and threatening to use them on dennis's home and i'll let the spokesman finish my thought. >> a new phase that has lasted century after century will target against the u.s., the sworn enemy of the korean people. >> not very friendly, is it? kim jong-un also maintains a whole network of concentration camps where tens of thousands of people are housed and die of starvation and disease and neglect. kim jong-un is belligerent to the u.s. his rise to power has had no positive impact on the country's dire human rights record. nearly 2,000 are decimated including children. concentration camps really. many spend their entire lives behind barbed wire. outside the wire this is a country with a history of government imposed mass starvation that continues to this day. millions died in the 90s. old people abandoned for lack of food and children being killed. when they take a political prisoner and send them to a concentration camp they send three generations of that
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
stephanopoul stephanopoulos, praising kim jong-un. >> a great guy, just a great guy. >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camps? >> it's not the same way we do things here? >> was that a saturday night live skit? >> no, this is the saturday night live skit? >> north korean high five. >> though pitting reality against the skit -- >> i love this guy! >> i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. >> reality won. it was a mesmerizing interview in which dennis rodman called george stephanopoulos dude. >>> dude. >> and engaged in a lot of guesswork. >> guess what, guess what, guess what, what i did -- what i did was history. was history against what? >> imagine the north korean interpreter trying to make sense of this interview. now, there is at least one guy who came to rodman's defense. >> maybe dennis is a lot better than what we have. >> donis trump was dissing the obama administration's diplomatic skills. rodman just returned to trump's all-star excellent apresentence where he was picked last when two teams were formed. >> i was the last one picked. it didn't bother me. >> kim jo
CNN
Mar 11, 2013 11:00pm PDT
armistice with the south. has kim jong-un gone too far? and dennis rodman speaks again. >>> is and a controversy erupts in europe after horse meat is discovered at restaurants. so why is horse meat about to be processed right here in the united states? >>> and i sit down with the former first lady, laura bush. how she sees the gop changing. let's go "outfront." >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, tough talk from north korea. today, north korean officials scrapped the armistice, that has created nearly 60 years of peace, uneasy peace, but peace with south korea. this after the u.n. security council unanimously passed tougher sanctions thursday against pyongyang. the reason for those sanctions, north korea's third nuclear test. north korea also threatened in an editorial, in its state-run newspaper that, quote, as the armistice agreement has been nullified, no one can expect what will happen next. so is this just your run of the mil saber rattling, or does north korea's new, young leader have something to prove and have the will to prove
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
are the channels we choose to employ. >> is the basketball star making more headway with kim jong-un than the united states? ben, is there a lesson to be learned here? dennis rodman shows up looking a little bit look a kook. he has his sunglasses on inside the studio. and he's got his dollar bill jacket on. but -- but, what did he accomplish? >> he was there, met the guy, maybe got useful information. it's painful for me to agree with donald trump in a situation like this. i never agree with him. but no one has gotten in there. no one has met with him. he's a 28-year-old. he is taking over for the first time this her mitt kingdom. is there a chance he could reach out to a crazy person like dennis rodman and make a connection with the west that he hasn't made before? i think there's a chance of it. mostly it's a clownish buffoon incident. but if you give the kid a benefit of the doubt, dennis rodman brings back even a tiny piece of information, we shouldn't just dismiss it out of hand. >> rodman said he could be the west's leading expert on north korea's leader. i don't know if bill richar
FOX
Mar 31, 2013 10:00am PDT
and charles lane, of the "washington post." well, kim jong-un the young leader of north korea was quoted friday as ordering his missile units to be ready to strike the u.s. and south korea, and the photo was released. kim meeting with top north korean generals with a chart showing the trajectory of their missiles, hitting major american cities. what is his game? bill? >> who knows but it's not good. i mean, murdered, starved millions of their own people, that regime and now, proliferated nuclear weapons, and, once again, the israeli strike on the syrian nuclear weapons plant in 2007, that was given to them by north korea. and, even if you discount north korea, they are containable and will not destroy the regime by attacking us, they can proliferate weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons and missiles and iran and north korea have a relationship and now, is short of cash and can sell the weapons to terrorist groups and the threat of north korea is very real. >> chris: why do you think they -- he is ratcheting up the tension. >> the explanation is it helps stabilize and secure the
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 1:00pm PDT
with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differences between this paul ryan budget and those in years past. the biggest, the election day smackdown ryan a
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
greeted their leader kim jong-un during his made for tv inspection tour of military border facilities. kim wants the world to see this as he has dramatically stepped up his dangerous rhetoric. he's even threatening a nuclear threat as he faces tough u.n. sanctions for the nuclear test. the obama administration isn't backing down. >> we're also going to continue to increase the pressure if they don't make the right choice. >> reporter: on his way to afghanistan, defense secretary chuck hagel made clear how closely the u.s. was watching. >> the united states of america and our allies are prepared to deal with any threat. >> cnn has learned the u.s. has recently stepped up surveillance using aircraft, radars, and satellites already nearby. military officials say so far there are no signs of unusual military moves by the north. but there is a disturbing new weapons program, the kn-08. u.s. officials say this missile, shown in a north korea military parade last year, is now undergoing engine testing. it's a three-stage ballistic missile with a potential 3,000 mile range. that's not as far as th
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
with the nukes at it again. this time kim jong un is getting specific. photos released on state-run website show kim and his buddies huddled in front of the map. look what's on the map, cities they want to blow up in the united states. they include washington, dc and los angeles, austin, texas. pretty much all of hawaii. lieutenant colonel allen west is sitting one of those cities right now, los angeles. you better look up, colonel, congressman. man, oh, man. what's going on. what do you think he's up to? >> well, first of all, he better act right or else i'll get over and head on a plane and square him away. what you have to understand is you have a very young leader in kim jong un and you have a new leader in south korea. they feel they have a leader in barack obama that really has not been tested. this is a continuation of the type of lidg blej rans we've ber we've seen before. they fired artillery on a south korean island. nothing was done. you can take this back to the incident where we had a u.s. army major hacked today on a brush and tree clearing mission along the dmz. there comes a time
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
korean dictator kim jong-un. believe it. rodman and members of the harlem globetrotters made the trip to pyongyang this week as part of a documentary project. there was no guarantee that they would meet kim jong-un, but turns out the north korean leader was up for playing host. here is the pair sitting courtside at an exhibition basketball game which was capped off with a party at kim jong-un's palace. it gets better. it seems dennis rodman failed to brush up on his koreas before heading overseas. check out this tweet. maybe i'll run into gangnam style dude while i'm here. that, of course, is a reference to the south korean rapper psy. not surprisingly given the tense relationship, psy was not amused tweeting back, i'm from south, man. >>> next, you may have noticed that every time a poll comes out about congress, their favorability rating is embarrassingly low. here is the question though. who are the 9% or 10% or 12% of people who do give them a thumbs up? "the new york times" did some digging after their own poll found congress had a 12% favorability asking people why they liked co
FOX
Mar 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
defense on the west coast. >> chris: do you think that kim jong-un and the north koreans are a real threat to the u.s.? >> i don't think that threat is imminent and, i don't think they have the mechanisms necessary to really harm us but it is really good we are taking the precautionary measures to make sure they cannot do damage. it puts us in a different place as it relates to negotiating with them and, at the end of the day, chris, i know there's a lot of talk, 6-party talks and all kind of things that are occurring and all of us understand the key to this will be china. they are the ones that can actually affect the behavior in north korea because of the trade issues and certainly the support issues coming from china. into north korea. hopefully, china sees the threat to -- for nuclear proliferation in that part of the world, in the event they are not able to stop what now, is doing. >> chris: senator corker, senator durbin, thank you both. we'll have to leave it there. thank you for talking with us and, no doubt, there is tough bargaining ahead on the budget. thank you, gentlemen. >> t
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 2:00am PDT
that armistice agreement that fundamentally ended the korean war back in 1953. north korean leader kim jong-un has been down visiting his front-line troops and basically gave them a big war cry, saying to lull the enemy into the caldron, to break their waist and crack their wind pipes, a very visual and motive language, but we are used to that rhetoric coming from him, but while he was rallying the troops, the south koreans and the u.s. military are holding those joint military drills on the korean peninsula. and south korea has said that if there is any military provocation from pyongyang, that it will respond in a resolute and destructive manner, john. >> we're looking at pictures of these military drills just a second ago, and the u.s. and south korea, we have conducted drills like this before, so the question is, why is north korea really reacting so acongreggres here? >> reporter: it's a great question, john, because as you say, this is something that happens every single year. the americans and the south koreans, they are using some pretty advanced weaponry, the f-52 stealth, the b-52 bo
FOX News
Feb 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
leader kim jong il meeting with the famous diplomat. kim jong un. dennis rodman is meeting with kim the younger. they make quite a couple. where is the wedding dress? ÷÷ >> shepard: the obama administration late today urged the u.s. supreme court to overturn california's ban on gay marriage. this was the final day for the department of justice to file a brief regarding proposition 8 as they call it. voters approve the ban back in '08. a federal court struck it down and the justins are set to hear arguments next month. legal experts say their ruling could effect the legislation of same sex marriages all across the country. shannon bream with more from our washington newsroom tonight. shannon? >> shep, just last may the president said he had not gotten directly involved in this debate it is a mistake to try to make traditionally that has been a state nish a national issue. but today's filing means the administration is now doing just that, filing this brief in favor of overturning that california measure defining marriage as between one man and one woman. part of the brief says, t
FOX Business
Mar 4, 2013 9:20am EST
, kim jong un, his father and one the of the things i was shocked, he loved dennis rodman since he was a kid. and i wonder how much they paid him and i bet he would have gave him a fortune, and dennis rodman is is in financial trouble and not saying-- he hasn't always been the most stable guy out there and acknowledged that he does know about the atrocities, but thinks after meeting this guy face-to-face he's a good quote, awesome guy. that would have been a question that i would ask dennis rodman if i had the opportunity, how much did they pay you? if he says that's private or it's none of your business, all right, but the at least i know that they paid him something. i'd like to know that. >> and his reaction, and also, i think he says he would have asked him what did you eat when people are dying in the country. stuart: eating grass and-- >> millions have died of starvation. stuart: look, you can laugh at that, but it's also a horrible tragic story. that man was used and used badly by a very bad person. >> and he wants obama to call kim jong un, get out of here, get the hell out
CNN
Mar 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
korea's leader kim jong-un. will that be a good thing? i'll speak live this hour with david stern. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." it's a deal few thought would ever become a reality but in just a few hour it is will. back in 2011, congress and the white house hung a sword over their heads to force them to get the nation's fiscal house in order. they set up budget cuts so severe they would force action to prevent those cuts but both sides underestimated washington's dysfunction and tonight, $85 billion will be slashed from the budgets across the board. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin begins our coverage this hour. it's an ugly site. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: wolf, president obama is here and at work but he has not yet signed the order that will trigger these spending cuts. when he does, it will be low key and behind closed doors. he says it will create a ripple effect that will be felt across the economy. congressional leaders summoned to the white house for a last-minute meeting, left less than an hour later with no deal. soon afte
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
out for a mass rally after kim jong un ordered market. north korea is ready to settle accounts with the u.s. this coming after the u.s. announced that b. 2 stealth bombers took part in south korea. the u.s. is troubled by the rising tensions. >> it is north korea very dangerous today? i think provocative actions and belligerent tone has ratcheted up. the danger. >> it is not believed north korea could launch a full scale attack. where a u.s. army veteran working alongside al qaeda. eric arrested after returning to turkey allegedly fighting terrorists syrian are a vietnamese. he served with the army in 2000 to 2003. this one of the videos he posted online to brag about his connection to al qaeda in iraq and down ago helicopter. court documents state he hates al qaeda and only trying to overturn al qaeda's regime. dr. hector castro, his assistant and four dozen others are accused of still more than half a dozen oxycodone pills in new york, new jersey and pennsylvania. investigation was launched when astro's name was involved in a pill bottle in a deadly overdose. investigators sa
FOX News
Mar 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
to miscalculate and kim jong-un is going to do something stupid and escalate this treadmill finding ourselves doing something we really don't want to do. >> greta: he also has sort of run out of things to do. he cut the hotline to south korea the other day and running out of things to do. that bothers me. there aren't a lot of options left for him to save face. >> there's one and the people i talked to in south korea are worried not about a nuclear rocket attack. what they're worried about is an artillery barrage much as he did against that island a couple of years ago, to put some fire power in his threats and the difference between now and 2011 is that the south koreans have promised they were going to retaliate with greater force and that's where the danger of miscalculation came in. >> greta: and they lost the boat. 140 sailors. >> south korea didn't do anything, they didn't do much so what the president says, she says that this time, they have a plan, they're going to retaliate and this it gets you into real escalation with real bombs and rockets and artillery shells and that's the great
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
country on earth, north korea, and its bizarre leader kim jong-un? >>> finally, calling luke skywalker and captain kirk, was president obama referring to "star wars" or "star trek" when he criticized republicans last week about the sequester? the answer may be in the "sideshow." >>> let's begin with republican unity on spending cuts. howard fine marn is the editorial director for "the huffington post," and jared bernstein is a former economic adviser to vice president biden. both are msnbc political analysts. gentlemen, "the new york times" caught on to a trend within the republican party today with their front page headline "gop clings to one thing it agrees on, spending cuts." richard stevenson then wrote conservative governors are signing onto provisions of what they once derisively dismissed as obama care. prominent senate republicans are taking positions on immigration that would have gotten the party's presidential candidates hooted off the debate stage during last year's primaries. same-sex marriage has gone from being a reliable motivator for the conservative base to gaining br
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
is not going to call kim jong un and discuss whether the heat is going to beat the thunder in the nba finals this year. it's not going to happen. >> should dennis rodman offer to answer questions to the state department? [ laughter ] >> i don't think the state department -- >> i had to ask that. i just had to ask it. >> maybe they would have some interest in what he observed as he went around north korea so they know a bit more about what is going on in the country. but i would like the hear that conversation. i would love a readout from that conversation. >> they love basketball. he loves basketball. so i guess the president could fill out his nba bracket and kim jong un could fill out his nba bracket. and of course, rodman could deliver it to him. >> right. >> this is one of the most bizarre international stories i think we have seen come down the pike in a long, long time. and rodman, for him 20 go on this week and play it serious even adds to how bizarre it is. and he actually thinks that he might be some kind of an ambassador in all of this. >> exactly. he is taking this very seriously.
FOX Business
Mar 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
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FOX Business
Mar 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
is describing is kim jong-un. why are we covering this? why is the media examining this and weighing this and thinking about what the impact might be? >> i watched an interview today that was quite alarming. the dennis rodman got closer to the dictator of north korea than any cia operative and i'm going to go with the silver lining. maybe it can help a little, but that dennis rodman should not be trusted with on policy. >> i'm glad that the dictators of north korea like basketball. i'm glad that something we can have in common. i love basketball as well, but i'm not a fan of human rights violations and dictators. gerri: what about the nuclear powers? [talking over each other] [talking over each other] gerri: thank you for coming on tonight, great stuff. we appreciate your time tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. gerri: racking up points at your favorite hotels? they may not last that long. and companies dodging taxes by mislabeling. we will have details on this very good story coming up next at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in. with premium service lik
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2013 9:00am PST
. this comes at the end of the week in which kim jong-un ended the 60-year peace deal with south korea and threatened the united states with a preemptive nuclear attack. joining me now is william cohen and, sir, i'm so glad you're here because this is kind of frightening jargon that's coming out of kim jong-un. i mean, is there any way to gauge how serious these threats are? to make sure this isn't all just bluster? >> well, there is a lot of bluster, but i think that he would understand that any threat to the united states that he seeks to carry out would be met with a response that certainly would alter the geography in that region of the world. and i think what we have to do, three things, number one, we have to lower the rhetoric, which we have done. we have to increase the training and readiness, which we're also doing of our troops in the region along with the south korean forces. and what we also have to do is intensify the sanctions against the north korean regime, which we're doing. and the final thing is president obama said we will reach out to you with an open hand, but we
CNN
Mar 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
't get any weirder, it does. here's kim jong-un palling around with dennis rodman one week and threatening pre-emptive war the next. we're trying to figure out what this means. he's a young untested leader. is part of an attempted test, the strength of the new president of south korea? is it, you know, some kind of an internal power move? does he need to show that he's a tough guy to his generals who at the end of the day are the military backbone of the regime? that's part of the puzzle. but at the end of the day, it won't mean anything more than this. for the first time, china has really from the start been on board with sanctions against north korea. they helped draft this resolution which tells you just how annoyed they are at north korea. they have, to a certain extend supported it in providing it with fuel and food and this seems to be the straw that broke china's back. >> yeah, because that is pretty significant because china together with the united states, all the other members of the u.n. security council, they are on board because in the past the chinese were the
FOX Business
Mar 11, 2013 7:00pm EDT
heights. kim jong un nullified the arms of 60 years of uneasy peace at that. costing new sanctions levied by the u.n. security council carrying out missile and nuclear test. as they engage in two months of joint military drills. so far no sign of hostility along the zone, but the u.s. state department cautioning the impact may yet reveal itself. >> my understanding in the briefings we have had, mutual are meant to mac imac, but what the impact on the ground is not completely, not completely evident. again, this is clearly in a category of frederick threatening behavior and it is not appropriate and is not going to be helpful in terms of taking it in a more positive direction. lori: situation in afghanistan taking a deadly turn today. the tactic took the lives of two americans. the deaths from insider attacks in the country since 2008. fox news chief correspondent has our report. >> it got even more horrific today. two american soldiers killed by a person in afghan military uniform who turned his weapon on u.s. troops. just as in a state of anti-american comments by afghan president who ac
CNN
Mar 27, 2013 2:00pm PDT
kim jong un is willing to take to show not only the world but the powerful people in his own country how tough he is. north korea is cutting a military hot line and delivering a sobering message via state tv. >> the korean peninsula is now in a simmering nuclear war. >> if there is an escalation of tensions, the opportunity to use the crisis management tools are gone. >> reporter: a pentagon official called pyongyang's actions a complete mystery. an intelligence official says the u.s. is trying to figure out if it is just rhetoric or if the bluster is being driven by something behind the scenes. >> the north koreans aren't going to achieve anything through these threats and provocations. >> reporter: one analyst says this could be a test. >> it's almost like kim jong un is taking a book of flinches and carefully documenting at which point his adversaries do flinch. >> john park says kim's father would do something provocative then sit back and milk it for more time. the son is showing a new leadership style. kim jong un launched a long-range rocket and quickly followed up with a nucl
CNN
Mar 11, 2013 1:00pm PDT
korean force and over a million forces led by kim jong-un. >> this particular combination, the intense rhetoric, also unpredictable leader makes this a pretty tense moment. >> and the u.s. military intelligence is watching north korea very carefully. they have increased surveillance. so far they say they have not seen signs of any unusual north korean troop movements. wolf? >> they hope it is just verbal bluster. >> that's the problem. is it bluster or could it be real. it is steps the north has taken under this relatively new leader are really very different and very threatening. >> much more coming up. >>> they are called green on blue attacks. a gunman in the uniform of afghan security forces killed american troops. the shooting came as defense secretary chuck hagel wrapped up his first visit to afghanistan as secretary of defense and follows another outrageous verbal assault by karzai. barbara starr joins us with the latest. it was a slap in the face to the defense secretary, the way he was treated by karzai on the first visit abroad as the defense secretary. >> well, indeed, wolf.
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
with south korea, they are cautious about what kim jong-un means about that exactly. here is nbc's ian williams from south korea. >> reporter: craig, not only did north korea declare a state of war, it says it will now deal with south korea according to war-time regulations. it's not clear what that means since this peninsula has been in a technical state of war for 60 years. officials here in seoul dismiss the claims and a rally where tens and thousands turned out shouting death to the u.s. imperialists. he's already scrapped the korean war and cut lines. kim has ordered his missiles on stand by to strike the u.s., guam, even hawaii. experts doubt he has the ability to hit u.s. targets and thinks it would be pretty suicidal to try. they believe a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely but they do worry about a more localized provocation, perhaps around yellow waters where the north has been holding exercises. there have been several clashes there in recent years and when i visited, i found the most vulnerable island ten miles of the north on a high state of alert. they fear he may
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 8:00pm PST
. kim jong-un visits troops near the south korean border, causing a frenzy. this comes just hours after north korea stepped up its nuclear threats against the u.s. >> the cat haven where a lion attacked and killed an intern on wednesday has reopened. meanwhile, california fish and wildlife authorities have taken swabs of the teeths and claws from the lion's remains. the lion used its paws to pick at a gate and get inside an enclosure before killing the intern. >> and a rough time for justin bieber in london. he shared this photo last night from the hospital. he went there after shortness of breath during a concert, and this morning, he got into an altercation with a photographer. >> what did you say? what did you say? >> not exactly a good week for him. anderson. >> no, it was not. thanks very much. >>> coming up, two pet tortoises get romantic with each other and made it straight on to the ridiculist. f etf knowledge tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 all in one place. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 introducing schwab etf onesource™. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 it's one source with the most commission-free etfs. t
FOX Business
Mar 28, 2013 5:00pm EDT
on a training mission over south korea. it is sending a very clear message to kim jong-un of north korea. mess with south korea and you are messing with us. tensions are soaring by the day on the korean peninsula, but will severe u.s. defense cutbacks hurt the missions like this one and inhibit our ability to harm our ennis. chris, welcome back to the show. first of all is that a fair characterization that's why we did that today? >> melissa, thank you. a pleasure to be with you this evening. yes it is a fair characterization much of what we do in terms of our military posture, deployment, exercises and operations is meant to send a signal and a message to our enemies. there are all kinds of things we can do short of combat to let our enemies know where we are. let's make no mistake north korea is our enemy. nobody understands why they do what they do. we can assess the behavior and and its impact and for sure it is destablizing to part of the pacific rim. part of our position to position bombers on the south peninsula where the north koreans are sure to see them. melissa: this is a show on mo
FOX News
Mar 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT
testified kim jong un urging front line troops to be on maximum alert for confrontation after north korea's invalidate the armistice. >> the rhetoric while it is propaganda laced indicator of attitude and intent. for my part i'm very concerned about what they might do and they are certainly, if they so chose, could initiate a provocative action against the south. >> iran lawmakers told international sections are evening the iranian people but not impacting the nuclear program. >> sanctions are having huge impact on iran. at least to this point the sanctions thus far have not induced a change in iranian government policy. >> intelligence officials say iran wants nuclear program for security and regional influenced ing that they just don't know whether a final decision will ultimately be made to build a nuclear weapon, shep. >> shepard: and al qaeda came up as well, right, cat? >> that's right. al qaeda's core leadership in pakistan is on the decline. lawmakers we're told ability to strike inside the u.s. in doubt. al qaeda ideology is finding new followers in north and west africa. with fa
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
through the main square in pyongyang, the mass demonstration was a show of support for kim jong-un who ordered the country's rockets on standby. >>> former south african president nelson mandela remains in the hospital. he's said to be making steady progress. >>> americans are still shopping despite higher gas prices and payroll taxes. spending was up .7% last month leading some economists to raise growth targets for the quarter. >>> now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to h"hardball." no secret supreme court justices are apair of popular opinion when they start cases, the background music of this week's two gay marriage cases was at tuesday of the public on that. in 2009, not 100 years ago, 2009, only 32% of african-americans supported same-sex marriage, while a majority of african-americans, 53%, were opposed. by december of last year, 2012, the percentage supporting in that community supporting same-sex marriage jumped to a majority, 51%. the biggest jump in support for gay marriage was among blue collar workers of all ethnic groups. back in 2004, only 18% were in favor. now wit
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is that friend who can't keep a secret. the north korean dictator kim jong un just learned that the hard way. rodman told the british tabloid "the sun" that kim jong un's wife kept talking about her beautiful daughter during his trip there when he and kim became bffs. rumors of kim's secret daughter have swirled for a couple years but north korea never confirmed she existed. >>> now our sports lead. march madness is as much about big money as hoops. politicians here in d.c. are seeing dollar signs whether they filled out a bracket or not. the regionals of the ncaas will happen in washington blocks from the capitol. many polpoliticians are using t as an angle to hold fundraisers. the sun light foundation has gotten its hand on a few invites and says it costs from a grand to $5,000 to get into these events. i'm jake tapper. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. eastern think about the money that could be made off the munchies alone talking about the big business of marijuana. i leave you now in the able hands of wolf blitzer next door to me in "the situation room." >>> jake, thanks very much. happening now, b
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Mar 19, 2013 2:00pm PDT
kim jong-un has been escalating his nuclear threats for weeks. >> let's go straight to our pentagon correspondent, bar practice starr. she has details. >> wolf, the concern is that kim's fiery rhetoric could become a reality that the white house has to deal with. the north korean video shows the white house in the crosshairs. the u.s. capitol blowing up. the latest messages posted by the north korean government online. a further sign of what the u.s. worries is an increasingly unpredictable kim jong-un, the north korean leader who threatened war with the united states and south korea. on cnn's "the lead," the president's chief of staff told jake tapper, the u.s. will be ready for any provocation. >> obviously the kind of antics and language we've heard, including what you just showed on your show here, are the kinds of actions that don't connote strength, but rather connote some kind of weakness and frankly, outlandish behavior. >> reporter: even before this video, the u.s. intelligence community had a grim outlook. >> the rhetoric, while it is propaganda laced, is also an indicator
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up to kim jong-un and the blood shed in syria spilled into neighborhood are boing iraq all the while the secretary of state john kerry has been traveling the state on this, his first official overseas trip. our jill dougherty had a chance to be with him on the trip and sat down with him in doha qatar. >> reporter: wolf, it's part of an overall plan. at the last stop on his 11-day nine-mission trip, john kerry said, don't look for the united states to send weapons to syrian opposition fighters any time soon. the concern by the administration has been if you send arms to the syrian opposition, they would be diverted into the hands of the extremists. now, monday you said there's a very clear ability now -- >> a syrian opposition to make certain that what goes to the moderate, legitimate opposition is in fact getting to them. >> reporter: so if that's the case, then what is the problem? >> president always has options and has the right to adjust the policy as he goes forward. at the moment, this is the calibration that the president believes is correct to try to give the opportunity for
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former nba bad boy dennis rodman showing having a blast with kim jong un afterwards. rodman tells kim he has a friend for life. now, he may have friends in high places, but so some yao ming. the former superstar has been elected to the chinese people political conference that kicks off this sunday. it's a policy advisory group to the national people's congress. yao says he's accepted the role with great responsibility and he's working on submitting a proposal. he'll need a friend in high places because he's very tall. >> exactly. >> that's what i assumed it was a play on. >>> u.s. president barack obama is set to meet congressional leaders at the white house in a last minute establishment to reach a deal on the so-called sequester. what exactly does the sequester mean and why is it happening? steve liesman explains. >> today, a series of across the board federal spending cuts are set to take effect that almost no one in washington wants. but they appear powerless to avoid. known as the sequester, the cuts would reduce government spending by $58 billion this year and by 1.2 trillion over
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raised between the north and south will be handled accordingly. the young korean leader kim jong-un has been highly belligerent since taking power and his government now says it will retaliate against any provocations by the united states and south korea without any prior notice. north korea has of course test fired a number of missiles include one and conducted an underground nuclear test. the u.s. is taking it all very seriously. when a country says the kind of things that they're saying, you have to take it seriously and take steps to ensure what we say in response, we can and will defend our own nation and can and will defend our allies, that's credible. >> reporter: these threats coincide with joint u.s.-korean exercises in the area. >> thanks, steve. >> ainsley: more headlines, a texas district attorney and his wife were found murdered in their house saturday two months after his top assistant was gunned doubt. police say mike and cynthia mclelland had been shot and the door kicked in and shell casings all over. at their murder leaving the neighborhood on edge. >> we were just sh
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rodman has been speaking out about his visit with kim jong un. he was asked about pyongyang's threat to destroy america and its human rights record. while rodman said he couldn't condone it, kim is a human being. meanwhile, rodman had his own message from the north korean leader for president obama. >> it is a different view. he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> so are athletes better diplomates than politicians? they might be in d.c. at the moment. we want you to join this conversation here. >> it's not a very high bar, is it? >> no. that's the point, isn't it? it's not a high bar. everybody's approval ratings are all down. >> public approval ratings and bilateral discussions with other are two very different things. i feel like the presence of celebriti celebrities, whether or not dennis rodman realizes what they're doing, it cannot be seen as anything other than interference. >> mild irritation. do they think it's worse than that? >> i don't know. but i'm sure there's the potential for these kind of trip toes caus
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Mar 25, 2013 2:00pm PDT
jung unso he'll thing twice before another attack. >> in fact, north korea's leader kim jong-un recently threatened to wipe out south korean units on another border island. a defense official i spoke with said, look, they normally don't even talk about agreements like this. the fact that they are shoud be taken as a direct message to north korea. kate? >> sure hope it acts as a deterrent because you know that's what they're hoping for. chris lawrence, thanks so much. >>> now to the fight over gun control, which is raging here in washington, as well as outside the nation's capital. both sides are pulling out all the stops. on the one hand, a world-famous comedian and the world's richest mayor on the other, one of america's most powerful lobbies which is now being criticized for making its pitch even to residents of a town hit so hard by a recent school massacre. cnn's tom foreman has been look noog this. tom, it goes without saying that passions are so high on this issue, they have always been. but what is the latest? they are really going all-out here. >> they really are. what y
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